LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law certification training in September and October

Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law training opportunities

Your Barry Law Library is working closely with our LexisNexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law vendors to schedule several training sessions for Barry Law students this semester.  In addition to the training 1Ls will receive in their Legal Research and Writing classes, there will be multiple opportunities for 2Ls and 3Ls to get certified on each of these powerful legal research databases as well.

Certification provides students with the research skills necessary for success in class, internships, externships, summer associate positions, or for your first position as a new attorney. Certification is imperative for student research assistants working for professors, and it should be a huge aid for law review and journal writers and editors.  Certificates are a great resume builder and topic of discussion during the interview process.

Open to any student interested in improving research and practice-oriented skills, certification classes cover a wide range of topical areas and will provide an excellent grounding as you begin to combine the knowledge gained in school with the actual practice of law.

We hope you’ll attend some or all of these, as the more training you receive in law school on these legal research platforms, the more adept you’ll be at conducting legal research in your internships, jobs, and careers.


LexisNexis just unveiled several new changes to the Lexis Advance system on September 8th, so please come out and meet our Lexis Account Executive, Heather Caro, and stay for her informative and energetic certification training sessions.

Lexis Advance training sessions:

Wednesday, September 24th:

4:45 – 5:45 –2L/3L Legal Research Certification Training (ALC 203)

Wednesday, October 29th:

4:45 – 5:45 –2L/3L Legal Research Certification Training (ALC 203)


2Ls and 3Ls should have some familiarity with WestlawNext from the training they received in LRW, but more training never hurts, especially when it leads to certification.  Come meet our new Westlaw Academic Account Manager, Kay Halvorson, at any of these training sessions.

WestlawNext training sessions:

Wednesday, September 17th:

4:45 – 5:45 –2L/3L Certification Training (LAC 111)

Wednesday, October 15th:

4:45 – 5:45 – 2L/3L Certification Training (LAC 110)


Bloomberg Law is our newest major database acquisition, a new legal research platform that law schools and firms are rapidly adopting as an alternative to Lexis and Westlaw.  It specializes in business and transactional law resources as well as court docket searching, but you can still use it to find cases, statutes, practice manuals, and more.

Many of you haven’t received any Bloomberg Law training yet, so come meet our Law School Relationship Manager Tara Jackson, familiarize yourselves with the latest in legal research, and learn how to get certified.

Bloomberg Law training sessions:

Tuesday, September 30th:

4:45 – 5:45 PM – 2L/3L Certification Training (ALC 103)

Wednesday, October 22nd:

4:45 – 5:45 PM – 2L/3L Certification Training (LAC 110)


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